How universities are using predictive analytics for student retention

Predictive analytics for student retention

Student attrition rate is on a rise, indicating that it’s high time universities took concrete steps to fix the issue. Guesswork and predictions backed with no research cannot be relied upon when dealing with something as valuable as student career. A couple of pioneering universities, therefore, resorted to a more credible and apt-for-the-time method for…

A Provost’s guide on how to use Predictive Analytics in Education

provost predictive analytics

Holding the position of a provost, a chief academic officer, in a university has never been easy. The exhaustive responsibilities that a provost needs to handle, and handle well, may slightly differ from one institution to another but remain challenging nevertheless. The main responsibility of a provost is to make sound decisions regarding academics and…

Deans can guarantee student success with skill analysis

student success

Considering the extensive overlap in the responsibilities, and areas of involvement, of deans and provosts, one can be excused for confusing the two roles. However, although it’s true that provosts and deans are involved in common initiatives associated with student affairs, such as university retention strategies, financial management, budgeting, and student success planning, the degree…

Here’s what ‘Mindfulness’ for university career development teams looks like

Career development

  The increasing significance of university career development teams is a clear indicator of the evolving role of educational institutions and their increasing obligations towards students. Universities, whose responsibilities, until a few years ago, focused on imparting the prescribed skills to students and granting them credentials upon graduation, are now increasingly being expected to assure…

It’s time university budgets and monies be guided by job market insights

University budgets

  Although most educational institutions, especially the state-funded ones, do not operate with the stated goal of achieving financial profitability, maintaining a healthy treasury remains a crucial priority for them. To ensure financial prudence, provosts and academic officers must adopt effective budgeting strategies and direct their investments towards academic affairs only after a thorough cost-benefit…